I'm Extremely new to quality sound up to this point I've been running with a crappy Logitech headset and onboard sound on my new PC rig. I was going to pick up some Sennheiser 151s as one of my "Christmas gifts" but then I heard the name Beyerdynamic. Then it dawned on me, my fathers company supplies that stuff, so after talking with him it turns out I can get an amazing deal on 2 of their models.
Dt770pro (only 90 bucks Canadian)
Dt880/32 (only 130 bucks, they have 1 left and have stopped supplying them hence the cheap price)
Unfortunately my father knows little to nothing about there headphones so I'm trying to figure this out on my own.
I know i'm going to have to get a better soundcard for my computer and I will do that in the near future, I play games competitively but only on my ps3, keeping this in consideration if I get a mixamp. Primarily this will be for my PC needs, I do play games on my PC, World of Warcraft, Metro 2033, Crysis, and Civilization 5.
I'd like for these to be great for my wife and I listening to music as well (Primarily on the PC) we listen to rock, soft rock, alternative, and pop. If we could use them on the Ipod touch that would be great too.
The problem I'm having with reading so many opinions on these models is the contradiction, I do understand however everyone's ears are attuned differiently.
My fears with the dt770pro is the overpowering bass ruining the clarity of the music.
My fears with the dt880/32 is having little to no bass, bullets and explosions in games not sounding right.
If I had the money i'd just buy them both but unfortunately i'm cleaned out from buying Christmas gifts this year. I know nothing about sound but have somehow turned into a picky soundsnob overnight, I guess its just my obsessive tendencies.
Any advise on what I should do would be great, keeping in mind that when more money comes in I can invest in amps, soundcards, and other gadgets.